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Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Do NOT use artificial crab as most contain wheat protein.

 

"The President cannot make clouds to rain and cannot make the corn to grow, he cannot make business good; although when these things occur, political parties do claim some credit for the good things that have happened in this way.
-William Howard Taft, 27th President

The refrigerator light goes on...

This recipe is really versatile. You can serve it in the summer chilled and it works just as well as an appetizer as it does a main course dish. A light salsa made with tomatoes, olive oil, shallots and basil would make a great garnish for your appetizer. If you can't find fresh crab, don't use canned: cooked shrimp or scallops are a fine substitute.

Food Processor

I have never been a big user of small appliances. It is rare that I take my food processor off the shelf and usually it is for specific jobs and for larger quantities. Slicing with a knife is easier and there's much less clean up. Same goes for grating cheese. I like to knead dough by hand (or in my bread maker). I can't remember when I last used the dough or slicing attachments with my food processor. I'm much more likely to use my blender for pureeing and such.

That said, there are a few tasks that it is indispensable for and can't be accomplished with other appliances, such as making bread crumbs or cracker crumbs, blending thick ingredients like hummus, or making batter for recipes like cheesecake.


 

Corn Bisque with Crabmeat



Servings = 2 | Serving size =about 1 1/2 cups with 4 ounces crabmeat

Cooking Time = 45 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

This recipe can be divisible by 2.

This recipe keeps well in the refrigerator.

3 tsp olive oil
1 small onion (diced)
1 small jalapeno pepper (seeded and diced)
2 ears fresh corn (shuck kernels from cob)
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
3 cups water
1/4 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1/4 cup 2% milk
1 Tbsp fresh oregano
8 ounces crabmeat (pasteurized, not canned)(remove shells carefully)
1 small shallot (minced)

Place 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and jalapeno.

Cook, stirring well, for about 5 minutes and add the corn. Cook for another 3 minutes and add the chicken stock, water, 1/8 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Reduce the heat until the soup is simmering and cook for about 20 25 minutes until the corn is soft.

Let the soup cool slightly and then use a food processor or blender to puree in batches until smooth. Force the pureed soup through a fine mesh sieve. Discard any of the solids from the sieve.

Return the soup to the pan and add the milk and oregano. Reheat gently over low heat. Let cook for about 10 minutes.

While the soup is heating, place the crabmeat in a bowl and add 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1/8 teaspoon salt and the minced shallot. Fold together.

When ready to serve, place the crab in the bottom of soup bowls and ladle soup into the bowl.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 1 1/2 cups soup with 4 ounces crabmeat

Servings = 2

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 359 Calories from Fat 90
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 11g 17%
    Saturated Fat 2g 10%
    Monounsaturated Fat 4g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 700mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
    Dietary Fiber 5g 22%
    Sugars 9g  
Protein 30g  
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 37%
Calcium 18% Iron 14%
Vitamin K 9 mcg Potassium 1085 mg
Magnesium 112 mg